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Folk Family Revival With Special Guest The Cerny Brothers
March 10, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Folk Family Revival
Armed with a sound that mixes the rootsy stomp of the Southern states with the trippy swoon of the West Coast, Folk Family Revival make music for rock clubs and rodeos, dive bars and honky-tonks, or campfires and cantinas. A throwback to a time when Southern rock and psychedelic music dominated the airwaves, they may be best described as a psychedelic folk-
country rock and roll band, but they’re not wild about labeling their sound. They’d rather let the music do the talking.
Water Walker, the band’s newest release (due out on Rock Ridge Music on April 7, 2015), includes 12 songs that were weaned and whittled on the road, where the Texas-based band of brothers — featuring Mason, Barrett and Lincoln Lankford, along with family friend Caleb Pace — built up their audience one gig at a time.
The Cerny Brothers
A weekend boating trip on the Mississippi River was where young brothers Robert and Scott first decided they wanted to put together a band. Robert would sing and Scott would play guitar, even though at the time Robert had never sung in his life, Scott had never touched a guitar, and both of them were almost never prepared for their piano lessons that their mom forced them to take. Instead of practicing what they were supposed to they wrote their own pieces and recorded them with a small cassette recorder, selling them at their high school for five dollars.
Their first album “Dream” was what they carried with them as they packed up everything they had and headed out to Los Angeles. Robert started to learn the banjo, and they would practice for hours writing new songs in their apartment. At this point they didn’t know anyone, and on top of that started to receive complaints from the neighbors that they were being too loud. The brothers soon took to parking their van for hours on the side of the road while they rehearsed. In a musical climate that was so bloated it was easy to get buried in the noise, Robert and Scott set out a for a sound that would project in the midst of it. They played for awhile with a drummer, which set apart their breed of folk rock from a lot of acoustic music happening in LA. The Cerny Brothers played all over the city, and soon found a bassist and a practice space in the basement of their church. They recorded an album in Ojai, California, which included popular songs like “Ohio,” and “Don’t Run,” with “beautiful folk melodies and extremely catchy and chorus driven sing-a-longs.”